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LLC Operating Agreement (template + instructions)


Both links below are to the same document. The 1st is a Word document. The 2nd is a PDF.

Operating Agreement (Word)

Operating Agreement (PDF)

Next Step

After you’ve completed and signed your LLC’s Operating Agreement, you can then proceed to the next Lesson: Tax ID Number (EIN).

Matt Horwitz

Matt Horwitz
Founder & Educator, LLC University®
Matt Horwitz has been the leading expert on LLC education for the past decade. He founded LLC University in 2010 after realizing people needed simple and actionable instructions to start an LLC that other companies weren't offering. He's cited by Entrepreneur Magazine, Yahoo Finance, and the US Chamber of Commerce, and was featured by CNBC and InventRight.
Matt holds a Bachelor's Degree in business from Drexel University with a concentration in business law. He performs extensive research and analysis to convert state laws into simple instructions anyone can follow to form their LLC - all for free! Read more about Matt Horwitz and LLC University.

7 comments on “New York Operating Agreement”

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  1. Hi Matt. Thanks so much for creating this helpful website. Can you please send me an operating agreement template for a manager managed LLC in New York at your earliest convenience. Happy Holidays!

    • Hi Richard, you’re very welcome. We just emailed it over to you. Hope that helps and Happy Holidays :-)

  2. If I get my llc from Legalzoom do I have to also do my Operating Agreement there to or can I do it myself and if so how do I go about doing it? Also thank you so much this page was very helpful!!

    • Hi Keith, it depends on what options you select when checking out. You can select for them to provide an Operating Agreement. At this time, I believe it’s $99 extra. Or alternatively, you can do it yourself. There is a free LLC Operating Agreement template provided on this page as well as a video explanation. Hope that helps.

  3. Hi Matt,

    Your blog is a great source for those who are self learners. It’s really helpful.
    With your information, I have successfully created my LLC based on the address of my own residence in NY State. Now my question is, in section 4 of Operating Agreement, you filled out the NW as a registered office and registered agent. In my case what I should write here. Is that will be my own address which I gave in the article of the organization? Please note that I am the Filer as well as the organizer of my LLC.

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